"Mr and Mrs. John Houston, the progenitors of the Houston family in Virginia, came from northern Ireland to America, in 1735. Mrs. Houston brought with her children a son, John Houston, nine years old. The Houstons came into America through Pennsylvania, and then on into Virginia, and settled in what is now Rockbridge County, Virginia ... "--p. 1. Also includes "The Blind Preacher Family Chart" a pedigree chart of the family of James Waddell, D. D., [chart in possession of the Rockbridge Historical Society] who was born in 1739 and died in 1805. He was the husband of Mary Gordon Waddell who was born in 1752 and died in 1813. Their descendant Mary Eliza Waddell "married Rev. Wm. W. Houston."--P. 50. Among family members born in Rockbridge County, Virginia is also included Samuel Houston (1793 - 1863) who later " ... became General Samuel Houston and Governor of Texas."--P. 60. Descendants and relatives lived in Virginia, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Texas and elsewhere
Includes bibliographical references (page iii, 77)
Other family names: Campbell, Letcher, Miley, Preston, Sensency, and Waddell
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